In good condition, a Victorian Scottish Basket Hilted Broadsword by Thurkle, in good condition and etched to the Liverpool Scottish.
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Datable to 1900 as that is when the Liverpool Scottish were formed and the fact Queen Victoria, whose crown / cypher is etched to the blade, died in January 1901.
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in good condition but with wear and a steady patina. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with age, wear, tarnish and plating loss is nonetheless in good condition. Tiny rotational movement of grip. Fishskin grip with wear but good; twisted grip wire bindings present and correct. Crimson buff hilt insert aged but good; the royal blue edging with some losses, etc. The crimson tassel in good order. The steel scabbard has been period modified with additional leather sections attached (should remove if desired). The sword sheathes and draws well.
Rare regimental markings make this broadsword worth well above our price of was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item ref AF71. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1244-121x18x126 (2.856).